European Southern Observatory

Photo: Under the celestial arch The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting …

Astrotourism

Lingo Cards Astrotourism = Astronomical tourism There are plenty of star parties, festivals, and telescope tours around the world. Look up after dark. HeadlinesYour Next Trip? It’s Written in the Stars – NYTimesThe 6 Best Places to Stargaze in AustraliaThe rise of astrotourism: Why your next adventure should include star-gazing Elsewhere on the Webearthsky.org/stargazingAstronomy Travel …

Astronomy Links

Photo: NASA Marshall, Stars (Some rights reserved) Links related to astronomy One of our Faves and it’s Free!The Evening Sky Map (@skymaps) is a monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers. Great Observatories Mission and Technology Maturation ProgramPathways to Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics for the 2020s – PDFspacepolicyonline.comaerospaceamerica.aiaa.org HeadlinesMeet Henrietta …

Black Hole

Photo: Event Horizon Telescope, Black hole at the center of Messier 87 Black Hole = a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape 2019: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) @ehtelescope has released a photo of the event horizon of a black hole at the heart of …

Hubble

Buzzwords Hubble = space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 Key Linkshttps://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.htmlhttps://www.spacetelescope.org BackgroundThe Hubble Space Telescope has made over 1.5 million observations since its launch in 1990, capturing stunning subjects such as the Eagle Nebula and producing data that has been featured in almost 18,000 scientific articles. But no image has …

Space Time with Stuart Gary

Recommended ListeningSpace Time hosted by Stuart Gary, is a journey into antipodean astronomy. The virtual tour across the universe dives deep into the latest science headlines and often includes the countdown of rocket launches for soundscape fans. Gary’s conversations with scientists are inspired bits of eureka moments. The program has a storied history and numerous …

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is a world-wide event observed each spring and fall. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our universe. Key LinksAstronomical League Latest Astronomy Day Information Astronomy Day Fact Sheet Astronomy Day Co sponsors Free Astronomy …

Astronomy

Photo: Martin Heigan, Great Nebula of Orion Astronomy = the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole Headlineshttps://www.skatelescope.org/news/ska-precursor-telescope-meerkat-inaugurated-south-africahttp://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/Every_point_is_a_galaxy Planeta.com

Dark Skies

Lingo Cards Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key [email protected]@haysnightsky Questions How do you translate ‘Dark Sky Week’ in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages. Dark Sky WeekHeld each year in April, 2021 Dark Sky Week …

Milky Way

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert Milky Way = the galaxy that contains our solar system HeadlinesA stream of nearly 500 stars in the Milky Way is actually a family – CNNThe New History of the Milky Way – QuantaWhere is the sun located in the Milky Way?The Milky Way Has Giant …